Oct 31 2011
it was a fun Halloween, or at least as much fun as it can be if you spend the whole day home working. It would have been fun to be in the office today to see my co-workers in their costumes, but I had far to much to do to make the commute to my office. Tomorrow, however is a different story. We’ll actually have a podcast this week, since I sat down and talked to HD Moore and Josh Corman about “HD Moore’s Law”. If you don’t know what that is yet, tune in tomorrow.
Open Tabs 10/31/11
- Hackers press the ‘Schmooze’ button – Explaining social engineering to non-security people.
- GCHQ Chief reports ‘disturbing’ cyber attacks on UK – Gee, ‘thousands of attacks per year’. Wonder how they calculated that number?
- Unmasking the criminal hacker – Yeah, genetics explain it all perfectly. If only it was that simple.
- Met police using surveillance system to monitor mobile phones – I hope these systems have some heavy duty auditing capabilities as well.
- China denies it is behind the hacking of US satellites – I have to admit, I think it’s the Chinese AND it’s just a play by the people writing the report to get political cred.
- Outsmarted: Captcha security not much of a gotcha – Botnet or social engineering, they’re just a speed bump.
- Brad Smith, aka Nurse, had a stroke at Hacker Halted – If you can contribute a few dollars to help defray his hospital bills, it would be appreciated!